"La Luna"- Inkscape Series, Monotype Print, Cold Embossed 24x36 in. on Arnhem 1618 Printmaking Paper.

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The moon has always spoken to me.

Her soft light comforts us in the darkness and somehow reminds us that we aren’t alone, even if we are. Many times in my life, I’ve been on the phone with loved ones far away and and asked them to go outside so we both could stare at the same moon, at the same time. This somehow made me feel more connected and less alone, no mater how far away we were, no matter how distant the shore. 

The image was created from a photograph which ran in National Geographic in the 1960s. I tried to stay true to the composition of the image, yet took liberty with the color, tone and textures in the piece. 

The Inkscapes are a series of monotype prints, depicting scenes and etherial landscapes as viewed through a cellular matrix or frames. Monotypes are basically single prints made by applying and removing ink on glass and then pressing the paper onto the image. Pressing can be done with a roller (etching) press or by hand. Multiple applications of ink or impressions may be made to achieve multiple colors, tonal or textural qualities, but you only get one. One shot. One print. One single image. Sort of like life, right?